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National Museum

13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 23 211 753
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This beautiful sandstone museum was opened in 1920 and showcases many fine examples of Angkor Wat statuary.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 23 211 753
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not a lot of printed info, but the audioguide probably has more. Its a small place, I slowly walked through the whole place in about 10 minutes. If you're in the mood you could spend an hour or two. Beautiful garden & courtyard in the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We checked out the National Museum on a lazy Sunday hoping to be "wow'd". What a letdown. First off the admission is $10/adult. The museum itself is not in really good shape. None of the sculptures are protected and with the windows kept open it's...More

Thank ESadlak
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Entry fees 10$ + audio guide 5$😵😵. Was expecting good show, but end up with disappointment. Good to see statues from 11th century and many Hindu Gods. When you see them abroad with same name it gives good feel. But the striking point is the...More

Thank Kalithasan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entrance fee is $10 and audio tour is $5. It's a "lot" of random and frankly quite small pieces; mostly sandstone statues. A lot of it isn't "old" (unless you're American) but appears it merely due to wear and tear. There isn't that much...More

Thank Sheffield_Rebel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here to kill a couple of hours but only spent around an hour here. Good to walk round but not worth the $10 entrance fee. WARNING!!! If the lady is there offering you jasmine on a stick DO NOT TAKE IT! You are expected...More

Thank Kirsteen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

the best collection of Khmer art in the world. Even if the museum is a bit old stylish, the monument itself remains a discovery with its inner court and garden. The collection are extremely interesting after visiting the temples of Angkor, and some treasures are...More

Thank patrick M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great if you enjoy historic things. Very pricy for what you get to look at and doesn't take very long to walk around the museum. my opinion not worth the money

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice historical sculptures to be seen but this is so not worth the $10 price tag in my opinion. Maybe im used to the UK that allow free entrance to our museums but we always give a generous donation.

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful building and beautiful garden. That was actually more Interesting to me more than the inside. I went there on a sunny day and enjoyed myself walking around. Most of it is religious/Hindu statues. They are all impressive. But not too much to see...More

Thank Linn S
Reviewed 1 week ago

More of an artefacts museum than a standard museum. It basically contains relics of the temples in the area. I am glad that we did this before the temples and it shows the significance of the drawings on the walls and certain areas of the...More

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29 August 2017|
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Response from JohnandSandy | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall but there is a cloakroom in the museum which states: "Cloakroom facilities are available at the main entrance. Please leave large items and bags here." So not sure if there are lockers for luggage / backpacks... More
1 January 2017|
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Response from Claire W | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is about $5US to get in and you could get thru in about two hours at the most. Tour guides are available at extra cost but not essential- but informative. As it is on the river front there are many clean... More
Adrian P
22 November 2016|
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Response from ストーン3_STONE3 | Reviewed this property |
1) Traditional Dancing is inside the building near entrance gate in the evening. It's no problem in raining. I recommend this is worth for feeling Cambodia culture. 2) Buddha statues and gardens in outside are difficult to... More